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DAI Junhu, professor 


Junhu Dai is Ph. D & Professor at Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Dai is interested in a variety of topics in the field of ecological and geographical studies. His main research interests focus on: plant phenology and phenological changes in China, plant geography with emphasis on regional plants flora investigations, vegetation and landscape ecology mainly caring about regional vegetation distribution patterns and the structure of landscape, global climatic change and response of terrestrial ecosystems, historical land use changes and effects on terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycles. 


Sep. 1996 ~ Jul. 1999: Ph. D., Peking University, Beijing 

Sep. 1993 ~ Jul. 1996: M. S., Northwestern University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 

Sep. 1987 ~ Jul. 1991: B. S., Northwestern University, Xian, Shaanxi Province 


Nov. 2013 ~ Present: Full Professor in the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Oct. 2001 ~ 2013: Associate Professor in the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Nov. 2007 ~ Mar. 2008: Visiting scientist at Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, USA 

Oct. 1999 ~ Oct. 2001: Postdoctor at Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, majoring in the application of remotely sensed data and GIS in vegetation ecology, Peking University, Beijing 

Mar. 1998 ~ May, 1998: Research assistant to undergraduate course - Plant Geography, Peking University, Beijing 


Member of International Society of Biometeorology (Since 2005) 

Member of Chinese Geographical Society (Since 1999); 

Member of Chinese Ecological Society (Since2001). 


(1) Recent Published papers: 

[1]  Dai Junhu, Wang Huanjiong, and Ge Quansheng. 2014. Characteristics of spring phenological changes in China over the past 50 years. Advances in Meteorology. Vol. 2014. Article ID 843568, 8 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/843568 

[2]  Ge Quansheng, Wang Huanjiong*, Zheng Jingyun, This Rutishauser, and Dai Junhu*. A 170-year spring phenogy index of plants in eastern China. Journal of Geophysical Research (Biogeosciences). 2014, doi: 10.1002/2013JG002565.  

[3]  Ge Quansheng, Wang Huanjiong, Dai Junhu*. Shifts in spring phenophases, frost events and frost risks for woody plants in temperate China. Climate Research. 2013, 57: 249-258(DOI: 10.3354/cr01182.) 

[4]  Dai Junhu, Wang Huanjiong, and Ge Quansheng. 2013. The spatial pattern of leaf phenology and its response to climate change in China. International Journal of Biometeorology. DOI 10.1007/s00484-013-0679-2. 

[5]  Ge Quansheng, Wang Huanjiong, and Dai Junhu*. 2013. Simulating changes in the leaf unfolding time of 20 plant species in China over the twenty-first century. International Journal of Biometeorology. DOI 10.1007/s00484-013-0671-x. 

[6]  Dai Junhu, Wang Huanjiong, and Ge Quansheng. 2013. Multiple phenological responses to climate change among 42 plant species in Xi'an, China. International Journal of Biometeorology. 57: 749-758. 

[7]  Dai Junhu*, Ge Quansheng, Xiao Shufang, Wang Mengmai, et al. 2009. Wet-dry changes in the borderland of Shaanxi, Gansu and Ningxia from 1208 to 1369 based on historical records. Journal of Geographical Sciences. 19(6): 750-764. 

[8]  Ge Quansheng, Dai Junhu*, He Fanneng et al. 2008. Land use changes and their relations with carbon cycles over the past 300a in China. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences. 51(6): 871-884. 

[9]  Dai Junhu, Wang Huanjiong and Ge Quansheng. 2013. The decreasing spring frost risks during the flowering period for woody plants in temperate area of eastern China over past 50 years. Journal of Geographical Sciences. 23(4): 641-652. 

[10]  Wang Huanjiong, Dai Junhu*, Ge Quansheng. 2012. The spatiotemporal characteristics of spring phenophase changes of Fraxinus chinensis in China from 1952 to 2007. Science China Earth Sciences (Science in China: Series D Earth Sciences). 55(6): 991-1000. 

[11]  Bai, Jie, Quansheng Ge, and Junhu. Dai*, 2011: The response of first flowering dates to abrupt climate change in Beijing. Adv. Atmos. Sci. 28(3): 564-572. 

[12]  Guo Liang, Dai Junhu, Ranjitkar Sailesh, Xu Jianchu, Luedeling Eike. 2013. Response of chestnut phenology in China to climate variation and change. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 180: 164-172. 

[13]  Ge Quansheng, Dai Junhu, Liu Jun, and Zhong Shuying. 2013. The effect of climate change on the fall foliage vacation in China. Tourism Management. 38: 80-84  

[14]  Luedeling Eike, Guo Liang, Dai Junhu, Leslie Charles & Blanke Michael M. 2013. Differential responses of trees to temperature variation during the chilling and forcing phases. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 181: 33-42.  

[15]  Ge Qusheng, Dai Junhu*, Zheng Jingyun et al. 2011. Advances in first bloom dates and increased occurrences of yearly second blooms in eastern China since the 1960s: further phenological evidence of climate warming. Ecological Research. 26(4): 713-723 (SCI) 

[16]  Dai Junhu* and Wang Mengmai. 2010. Climate change and potential effects on vegetation of Borderland among Shaanxi and Gansu Provinces, and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Vegetation of Asian Russia. 2(6): 8895 

[17]  Wang Mengmai, Dai Junhu, Bai Jie, Cui Haiting. 2009. Reconstructions of humidity change from tree rings in Liupan Mountains area since 1900. Journal of Palaeogeography. 11(3): 355-360 

[18]  Ge Quansheng, Dai Junhu, He Fanneng, et al. 2008. Land use changes and their relations with carbon cycles over the past 300 a in China. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences, 51(6): 871-884 

[19]  Dai Junhu, Ge Quansheng, Zheng Jingyun, and Zhong Shuying. 2005. An analysis on the relationship between recent warming and changes of plants phenophases in Beijing. Annalen der Meterologie. 41(2): 543-546 

[20]  Ge Quansheng, Dai Junhu*. 2005. Farming and forestry land use changes in China and their driving forces from 1900 to 1980. Science in China (Ser. D), 48(10): 1747-1757  

[21]  Ge Quansheng, Dai Junhu*, He Fanneng. 2004. Spatiotemporal dynamics of reclamation and cultivation and its driving factors in parts of China during the last three centuries. Progress in Natural Science. 6 (14): 61-69  

[22]  Liu H Y, Tang Z Y, Dai J H, Tang Y X, Cui H T. 2002. Larch timberline and its development in North China. Mountain Research and Development. 22 (4): 359-367 

[23]  Cui H, Dai J H, Huang Y M, etc. 1999. Stability of alpine timberline ecotone on Taibai Mountain. Journal of Environmental Science, 11(2): 207-210 

(2) Books Edited: 

[1]  Ge Quansheng and Dai Junhu. 2014. Introduction to Phenology. Beijing: Science Press (in press) 

[2]  Ge Quansheng, Dai Junhu, and He Fanneng. 2007. Historical Land Use and Land Cover Changes in China and their Impacts on Terrestrial Carbon Distributions. Beijing: Science Press 

[3]  Cui Haiting, Liu Hongyan, and Dai Junhu. 2005. Mountain Ecology and Alpine Timberline Research. Beijing: Science Press. 2005 

[4]  Dai Junhu, Ding M. & Fang, J. Y.2003. Greenhouse Effect and its Ecological Impacts. Beijing: Chinese Environmental Sciences Press. 2003. 


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